All Spanish courses are for high school credit
This full-year course introduces students to Spanish vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, basic dialogues, and basic sentence patterns. Audio-lingual materials aid in the development of communication skills. Through various classroom activities, students observe and experience Spanish culture. Skills and concepts in listening, speaking, reading, and writing are stressed; however, major emphasis is given to oral communication. High school grading procedures apply to this course.
Prerequisite: Students in grades 7-12 may take this class.
This full-year course emphasizes oral comprehension and reading skills, and students expand their fluency in Spanish. Grammar, vocabulary, literature, and cultural studies are included. Skills in listening, speaking, and writing are also stressed; however, major emphasis is given to oral communication. High school grading procedures apply to this course.
Prerequisite: Spanish I or Advanced Foreign Language Proficiency Assessment
Pre-AP Spanish III
In this high school level Spanish course, students undertake grammar and vocabulary studies, enhance aural comprehension as well as oral and written proficiency, and explore Spanish culture, particularly in the areas of art, music, history, and geography. Classic and contemporary Spanish literature is studied. High school grading procedures apply to this course. Students and parents are required to sign and abide by the Grand Prairie ISD Pre-AP/AP Contract.
Prerequisite: Spanish II or Advanced Foreign Language Proficiency Assessment AP
Spanish IV (AP Spanish Language and Culture)
This intensive high school level TEKS-based course is designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement Spanish Language Exam. This class will include a thorough grammar review; refine aural and oral proficiency; daily discussions of various cultural readings, literature or current topics; weekly compositions; and research papers. Students are required to take the AP exam. High school grading procedures apply to this course. Students and parents are required to sign and abide by the Grand Prairie ISD Pre-AP/AP Contract.
Prerequisite: Pre-AP Spanish III or Advanced Foreign Language Proficiency Assessment
Spanish V (AP Spanish Literature and Culture)
This course is an opportunity to learn about Latin American writers’ time and his or her response to life which is cultural history. This course also provides a diverse vocabulary, nourishes effective writing and develops powerful rhetorical skills.
Prerequisite: AP Spanish Language and Culture
Spanish VI (Conversational Spanish)
You will be able to have the conversational skills to communicate everything that will contribute to your career growth.
Prerequisite: Spanish III